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Challenges still exist, despite growing female political participation- Ellen Sirleaf

James Paykoo/ Jos Garneo Cephas Sr.
Former Liberian President, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf
Former Liberian President, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf

MONROVIA. LIBERIA- Former President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf has recognized the growing trend of female participation in politics worldwide is laudable but noted there still exist challenges.

Madam Johnson - Sirleaf said: “The barriers that stopped women from occupying offices in past administration, unfortunately still remain”.

Madam Johnson – Sirleaf, in a release issued October 29, 2018 after her induction and honoring into the International Women’s Forum Hall of Fame (IWF), and honor she dedicated to the women of Liberia.  

“It is on the shoulders of the Liberian women, through their free will, their labor and hopes for a better future that I rose to become President of Liberia”.

Former President Sirleaf, further stressed that the rising female political activism in recent years has become a global phenomenon as women are now fighting to challenge male –controlled political party designed to keep women as political outsiders.

According to Madam Sirleaf, “it is now up to women across the globe to continue breaking barriers, pushing forward and illuminating the path for the coming generation.

The International Women’s Forum Hall of Fame provides a global stage to honor and celebrate leaders of nations, industries, enterprises, academia, the media, arts and science. The IWF also help builds careers and cultural global leadership across by connecting the extraordinary women of significant and diverse achievement.

The IWF is comprised of more than 6,000 diverse and accomplished women from 33 nations on six of the world’s continents.


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